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  2. No Plan Survives Contact with the Enemy - Boot Camp ...

    According to Beatrice Heuser (2002, p.89), Clausewitz “…wrote that no war plan outlasts the first encounter with the enemy, a view that was echoed by Moltke.” However, Terence Holmes (2007, p.129) argues “That is indeed a well-known opinion of Field Marshal Count Helmuth von Moltke’s, but it is not a quotation from Clausewitz.”

  3. Hans von Seeckt - Wikipedia

    Early life. Seeckt was born in Schleswig on 22 April 1866 into an old Pomeranian family, that had been ennobled in the eighteenth century. Though the family had lost its estates, Seeckt was "a thorough-going aristocrat", and his father Richard von Seeckt [] was an important general within the German Army, finishing his career as military governor of Posen.

  4. Otto von Bismarck - Wikipedia

    The Regent also appointed Helmuth von Moltke as the new Chief of Staff of the Prussian Army, and Albrecht von Roon as Minister of War with the job of reorganizing the army. Over the next twelve years, Bismarck, Moltke and Roon transformed Prussia. Despite his lengthy stay abroad, Bismarck was not entirely detached from German domestic affairs.

  5. Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz - Wikipedia

    He had an older sister, Aloysia (1892–1972), followed by his younger brother Johannes (1896–1917) nicknamed "Ceslaus", his sister Elisabeth (1897–1992), his brother Manfred (1899–1972), his brother Mariano (1902–1922), and his youngest sister Margarethe (1905–1989).

  6. Erich von Falkenhayn - Wikipedia

    While Helmuth von Moltke the Younger and Hindenburg were highly critical of Falkenhayn and sought to have him dismissed, the Emperor continued to support him. Falkenhayn did not perceive the need to deploy troops on the Vistula. Falkenhayn favoured sending troops in East Prussia, where the Russians took advantage of the weakening 8th Army.

  7. Gerd von Rundstedt - Wikipedia

    He married Luise "Bila" von Goetz in January 1902 and their only child, Hans Gerd von Rundstedt, was born in January 1903. Rundstedt joined the General Staff of the German Army in April 1907 serving there until July 1914, when he was appointed chief of operations to the 22nd Reserve Infantry Division.

  8. Category:German Army generals of World War I - Wikipedia

    Georg von der Marwitz; Heinrich von Maur; Helmuth von Moltke the Younger; Max Montgelas; Curt von Morgen; Otto von Moser; Bruno von Mudra; P. Karl von Plettenberg;

  9. Rudolf Steiner - Wikipedia

    In 1904, Eliza, the wife of Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, became one of his favourite scholars. Through Eliza, Steiner met Helmuth, who served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1906 to 1914.